Skill & You
Fast-growing player in online vocational education in France, Spain and the UK
Founded in 2000, Skill & You (“the Company”) is a high-growth leader in online vocational e-learning in France, Spain and the UK, providing online courses to over 150,000 students. The Company focuses on educational content, supported by a technology platform and coaching system to ensure a high success rate for its students. The Company’s unrivalled portfolio of 220 courses largely lead to state diplomas and covers a wide range of professional fields (including public services, beauty & wellness, health & social and IT & digital).
The Company employs 1,400 employees and is present in France, Spain and the UK with a growing exposure to French-speaking African countries and Italy.
IK Partners acquired a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners in March 2021.
What Attracted us to the Business
- Leadership positioning in both France and Spain
- Fast-growing vocational e-learning market driven by secular trends
- Demonstrated track record of expansion, especially with the strong development in Spain following the Ilerna acquisition
Our Value Creation Strategy
We are working alongside management to:
- Grow on the back of strong growth of the vocational e-learning market;
- Maintain the Company’s leadership position by continuing to invest in the training offering and digital platform; and
- Continue to execute buy-and-build strategy, supporting core geographies and further geographical expansion.